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Hickling English 9 units 13-18

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enjoin
1.to command; to urge
2.to forbid
injunction
an order which legally prevents something
rejoinder
an answer; a reply
impartial
having no bias or favor
partisan
believing and acting on the ideas of a political party or group
impart
to give away; share
inclusive
containing all; not keeping any out
inconclusive
providing no clear answer or solution
preclude
prevent from happening
precise
accurate; definite
indecisive
unable to make choices
incision
a cut made in order to get inside something
incognito
disguised as someone other than oneself
cognitive
relating to the processes of thought
cognizant
aware
sophisticate
one well-traveled and knowledgeable about culture, etiquette, and/or fashion
sophistry
use of trickery and false logic in arguments
sophomoric
not highly developed; crude
nominal
in name only; not completely true
denomination
subcategory or subgroup
nomenclature
official system of naming
synonymous
meaning the same as
anonymous
not revealing one's identity
antonym
a word that means the opposite of another word
immortalize
to preserve in memory forever
morbid
taking an unhealthy interest in unpleasant things
mortify
to cause extreme embarrassment to
moribund
in a dying or deathlike state
noxious
harmful to physical or moral health
pernicious
causing damage; harmful
biodegradable
able to be broken down naturally
symbiotic
mutually beneficial; supporting one another's life
antibiotic
causing the death of living organisms, especially harmful ones
vivacious
cheerful and full of life
vivid
making a strong impression on the senses; clear and sharp
revival
the act or process of bringing back to life
metabolism
the process through which an organism changes food into energy
metamorphosis
change in form; transformation
metaphorical
symbolic rather than literal
inalienable
not able to be taken away
alienate
to make hostile
alias
a name that is not one's true name
alteration
a change or modification
alternate
to go back and forth; change from one thing to another
altercation
a fight or dispute
simulate
to mimic; imitate
dissemble
to conceal the truth; to deceive
semblance
rough likeness
inconsequential
having no effect or importance
consecutive
following in order
execution
the way something is done
courier
one who carries and delivers
incur
to bring about
recurrent
happening repeatedly
gradualism
a policy which involves taking slow, measure actions
regress
to go back to a less mature or less positive state
digress
to move away form the topic at hand; ramble
amble
to casually walk; stroll
ambulatory
able to walk
preamble
a passage or speech which introduces another longer passage or speech
affluent
wealthy and privileged; well-to-do
superfluous
additional to what is necessary; extra
mellifluous
sweetly flowing or sounding
leaven
to make less heavy or serious
levity
lack of seriousness; jolly or joking manner
alleviate
to make less painful or dangerous
elapse
to slip away; go by
collapse
complete failure and ruin
relapse
a falling back into an old illness or bad habit
recede
to move back or away from
concession
something given up or yielded
cede
to surrender